By Shapleigh Webster, Nicole Taylor, & Casey DiBari – Copy Editor & 1851 Staff
Looking for a treat outside the traditional tree lighting? Boston Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” is one of the city’s longest running traditions. The ballet, inspired by Tchaikovsky’s work, is held annually at the Boston Opera House. Per- formances run daily until December 31. Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased at the Boston Ballet box office Monday through Friday 9:30-5, online at bostonballet.org, or by calling (617) 695-6955.